Mosby's Nursing PDQ for Critical Care
Mosby's Nursing PDQ for Critical Care,
Edition 2
By Susan B. Stillwell, DNP, RN, CNE

Publication Date: 14 Sept 2010

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This convenient quick-reference guide offers complete coverage of topics related to the acute care management of patients in the critical care setting. The spiral-bound format provides quick, easy access to information on disorders, treatment, assessment, monitoring, and drug therapy. It also features helpful formulas, laboratory values, and scoring tools.

Key Features

  • The spiral binding and handy pocket size make this an ideal clinical companion.
  • Waterproof and stain-resistant pages keep your PDQ reference guide performing like new in any clinical setting.
  • Color-coded tabs and a concise index make it easy to quickly locate key information.
  • Provides at-a-glance access to commonly used clinical information, such as formulas, conversions, and lab values.

New Features

  • New content on Bispectral monitoring (BIS), levels of hypoxemia, neurologic emergency conditions, and an updated pulse rating scale keep you up to date with the latest advances in the field.
  • New strategies for preventing ventilator-acquired pneumonia help you reduce the occurrence of this complication.
  • Expanded coverage includes updated information on modes of mechanical ventilation and Intracranial Pressure (ICP).
  • Coverage of pain assessment for the patient who cannot respond offers tips for providing better patient care.
  • New illustrations visually reinforce essential concepts, such as defibrillation positions and venous waveform.
  • An increased emphasis on safety issues provides tips and guidelines for providing safe, effective patient care.
About the author
By Susan B. Stillwell, DNP, RN, CNE, Clinical Professor, Center for the Advancement of Evidence-Based Practice, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Table of Contents

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

Steps of EBP

Guide to Develop PICOT Questions


Cardiac Auscultatory Sites

Auscultation of the Heart

Blood Pressure

Pulse Pressure



Defibrillation vs. Cardioversion

Intraaortic Balloon Pump


Cerebral Spinal Fluid Pressure Monitoring and Drainage in Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Effect of Cardiovascular Drugs on Hemodynamics


ECG Paper

Electrocardiograph Lead Placement


Lead Uses

Monitoring Ischemia, Injury, and Infarction

Determining ST Segment Deviation

Components of Normal Electrocardiogram

Electrolyte Imbalances and ECG Characteristics

Rhythm Strip Interpretation


Wellen's Syndrome

Wide QRS Tachycardia

Differentiating Bundle Branch Block

ECG Changes with Myocardial Infarctions

Emergency Cardiac Drugs

Hemodynamic Monitoring

Pulmonary Artery

SvO2 Monitoring

Troubleshooting Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring Lines

Radial Arterial Line



Chest Radiograph


Weaning and Extubation




Neuromuscular Blockade

Intracranial Hypertension


Topography of Abdomen


Renal Conditions

Endocrine Conditions




Equipment and Procedure

Emergency Drugs

Age Specific Preparation of Children for Procedures






Facts: Guides, Labs and Tools

Guide to Assessing Cultural Preferences

Guide to Assessing Pain

Tools for Pain Assessment

Guide to Assess Presence of SIRS, Sepsis and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

Tool for Quantifying Organ Dysfunction

Laboratory Values

Tools to Calculate Drug Dosages

Nomogram to Determine BSA

Physiologic Formulas

Tools to Estimate % BSA Burn

National Safety Patient Goals 2010 — The Joint Commission

Book details
ISBN: 9780323074063
Page Count: 216
Illustrations: Approx. 194 illustrations (166 in full color)
Retail Price: €21.99
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